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August/September 2014 Vol. 1, Issue 4

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Angels Among Us Local Art & Music Milton Real Estate The Hopewell House Faith & Home

High School Football


Made in Milton Awards Crabapple Fest 2014 EVENTS CALENDAR

Interior Design Golf, Pets, Wellness



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LETTER FROM YOUR PUBLISHER It’s still summer on the calendar and in temperature; and, I know I’m not ready for summer to end; but my son has his first day of high school, today. He has football practice afterwards, so I have to face facts. Summer might not yet be officially over for another six weeks, but Autumn is already upon us in spirit. Our regular columns: golf, tennis, pets, health/wellness, faith, local music, government, and real estate are, of course, included within. We’re excited to introduce you to a few new columnists! First, Rachel Greathouse (great name!), an award-winning Milton interior designer will be providing simple tips for fabulous home design. Our new advice columnist, Kim Cunninghis responds to quick questions from readers about everyday problems in “Ask Pili,”. Finally, our new Art Columnist, Ryan Sedgwick writes this month about winning at art auctions. This issue of Milton Magazine boasts a book of interesting reads. Back-to-school and Milton’s high school football preview top off our list of features. We’ve got a great article on the talented, local blacksmith, Michael Dillon, who is creating the new work of steel art for our remodeled and expanded Bell Memorial Park. You’ll read about Milton’s own Phoebe Loughrey who is making waves on the national horse training scene. Mark your calendars for 2014 Crabapple Fest, which falls this year on October 4th, as 15,000 people from around the region flock to Milton for this spectacular, annual event. Milton is definitely on the move. Financing for long-awaited projects is being released, and big things are on our horizon. We’ve broken ground on the new library and new senior/event center. Plans have been approved for the new City Hall. Our readers are informed and involved. Please keep letting us know how we can help spread the word on Milton’s fabulousness.



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22 INSIDE 8.......................................................... Give Your Home a New Look 11........................................................... Interior Design on a Budget 12....................................................... High School Football Preview 16.................................... ...............................Head Injury Precautions 18......................................................................................Back-to-School 21.................................................... Glowing Embers in Local Music 22...........................................................................Crabapple Fest 2014 25..............................................................Real Estate Market Update 26................................................Hopewell House Groundbreaking 27.............................................Book Review: The Mystery of Mooch 28.....................................................................Golf: Swing Flaws Fixed 30..............................................................................Bra Fit Tips for You 31............................................Concert Review: Frampton/Doobie 32....................................Horse Trainer Shines on National Scene 36...........................................Local Blacksmith Creates Public Art 39...................................................................Back to School Wellness 40...................................................................8 Tips for Tennis Success 42..........................................................Angels Among Us Pet Rescue 43.....................................................................Ask Pili Advice Column 44........................................................How To Win at an Art Auction 47.....................................................................Made-in-Milton Awards 50............................................Events Calendar: August/September 54.............................................................................................Pray Locally august/september 2014






LIVE MUSIC WEDNESDAYS & SUNDAYS AUTHENTIC NEAPOLITAN PIZZA AND ITALIAN MENU As a child growing up in Brooklyn, NY, I came to realize that food was clearly the center of Italian life. Everything revolved around it; and good food kept family and friends close together. Join us for lunch and dinner, taste some of the food that is near and dear to my heart, and let’s create some new memories. Owner, Glenn Griffith

12635 Crabapple Road, Milton GA 30004 • in the heart of Crabapple • 678-585-4628 • 6



Featuring state-of-the-art bowling; multi-level laser tag; gravity ropes adventure course; over 100 interactive, virtual and video games; regulation size billiard tables; full service bars; quality dining experiences and free Wi-Fi access. Main Event Alpharetta • 10700 Davis Dr. • Alpharetta, GA 30009 august/september 2014


Rachel Greathouse Design

By Amanda Turano

As the Seasons Change, Give Your Home A New Look

As I sit back and marvel at the fact

of color and more!

that we are having a cold front in Georgia‌(In July!), I realize that our lazy days of summer are becoming fewer. Fall is rolling in and the days will begin to get shorter, the vacations will come to an end and the busy schedules of the school and workweeks will take hold.

Rachel Greathouse Design is owned and operated by award winning local designer Rachel Greathouse. She offers design services for your entire home and works with you to create rooms that reflect your personal style. Rachel’s design sense is featured With Fall comes the in many publicacooler weather and tions like Atlanta the promise of more Journal, HGTV days inside cozying Magazine and is a up with family and very popular confriends as holidays tributor to online approach. Just as the sites devoted to seasons change, so beautiful homes do the ways in which like HOUZZ we gather, entertain and Pinterest. and celebrate. Our Marty Mason Collected Home at The Savvy Snoot, signature Double M Her own home interiors become Infinity Braid on these custom embroidered curtain panels. has received acclaim the backdrop of for her welcoming front door and even her hip our lives. Milton homes will be bustling with laundry room has been featured in a Whirlpool activity and our local interior designers provide commercial. Find out more about Rachel at an incredible resource to make your home and on everything you dreamed it would be. These deFacebook at Rachel Greathouse Design. signers and shops will help you find the perfect balance for your home whether it be a complete redo, finding the perfect lighting, picking a pop

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Grower, Peter Kohm & Executive Chef, Derek Dollar invite you to TAKE A TOUR of Milton’s Acre because...

Enjoy Chef Derek’s nightly creations as they are hand-crafted to feature these heirloom varieties ! 800 mayfield rd / milton / 30009 770 817 0161

accessory and design service playground. Opened their second location in Alpharetta in 2008, the retail portion of the store offers unique and luxurious furniture on consignment mixed with found objects from national buying trips. You will find a relaxed atmosphere with incredible prices on stylish and up to date pieces. The Savvy Snoot also offers a free “Design Bar”. Bring in your ideas and a Mixologist at the store can help you pull together patterns, fabrics, furniture and accessories to complete your dream room. For design projects outside of the realm of the Design Bar, the store also employs a full service design group called Marty Mason Collected Home. MMCH designers bring together your vision to create a space that is both unique and personal for your home. Choose from three locations in Alpharetta, Midtown and East Cobb. See their offerings at and on Facebook at Savvy Snoot. Store hours are Monday-Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 12-5. In the heart of downtown Crabapple is Urban august/september 2014

Farmhouse. Owned by local interior designer Kim Hirsch, this old farmhouse turned chic shop is stocked with gorgeous furnishings for your home. If you are on the hunt for unique accessories, upholstery, rugs and furniture then Urban Farmhouse is your place to shop. The store also carries a variety of fresh new art, vintage housewares, French antiques, jewelry and candles. In store design services are available as well. Their Facebook page is full of beautiful photoGorgeous Chair by Noir! at Urban Farmhouse in graphs to inspire downtown Crabapple your next project! 9

It’s all about the fit. • extensive selection and size range • professional bra fittings • bridal lingerie and registr y • wide array of the finest brands

Email or Call today to schedule a private fitting with one of our bra fit stylists. w w w. An n a B e l l a Lin ger i e . c om 5530 Windward Parkway, Suit e 1250 •

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Find them on Facebook at Urban Farmhouse-Crabapple. Store hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10-5. The Porch On South Main in Alpharetta right on Main Street is a new destination for home accessories, art and furniture. Owned by Lynn Morley, the red roofed farmhouse with a welcoming wraparound porch has items from all over the globe that will bring the perfect touch to your home. You will find an assortment of lighting, rugs and furniture, all with the right amount of sass and style. Both in-home and in-store design services are available. Their interior design services will provide you with resources to achieve a unique and beautiful design for any room in your home that brings out your personal style and flare. For more information please visit their website at or on Facebook at The Porch on South Main. Store hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10-5.

Crystal Table Lamp at The Porch on South Main


Interior Design

New Columnist: RACHEL GREATHOUSE Because of her belief that personality can be showcased through good design, Milton resident and Interior Designer Rachel Greathouse (great name!) works closely with her clients to create inspiring and functional spaces. Her approach to design is fun and friendly. In keeping with Atlanta’s postmodern style, she loves to re-purpose unique pieces, as well as combine old with new for a fresh look. Rachel has been featured in HGTV magazine, chosen as one of Atlanta’s Top 15 designers, on TLC’s “Four Houses” TV show and recently did a Whirlpool commercial with her family.

What Are Simple Things I Can Do to Update My Home’s Interior on a Small Budget? Go Ahead Paint It I am constantly changing and updating my home and trying to find fun, unexpected ways to do it without breaking the bank. Painting is one of the least expensive ways to make a big impact and give your space some punch. You don’t have to paint everything. Simply paint something unexpected (like the pantry or behind your bookshelves) to add a color that makes you happy. I love to find a flea market piece and paint it something bright and bold...This is a great way to incorporate color that may be a bit too much on my walls but I can still enjoy!

Love It What’s your favorite color? Artwork? Funky piece of furniture? Whatever the case may be, don’t be afraid to use it in your space --and love it. I hear all the time “I’m not sure if this works in my new house, or goes with the style of the home, or hmmm what do you think?” If you love something by all means use it! You can make most any piece work with the right items to go with it. You’ll then say, “I’m glad I did that!” Your home should feel collected, not decorated…It’s your special place where you get to tell your story.

Mix and Match I always tell my clients, “It doesn’t have to match. It just needs to work.” What I mean is, don’t be afraid to mix styles, patterns and eras. If you do it right, you will get a look that’s current and fresh. Take your grandmother’s favorite chest and pair it will a modern clean-lined lamp or mid century modern mirror—throw in some unique accessories and enjoy! This is such an easy way to give your home interest and character all your own.

Forever Home If you have some vintage furniture or a piece you may have picked up at the flea market, which has great potential, then spend a little money making it fantastic. A beautiful upholstery-grade fabric can give your piece new life. Spend the money on items that you can use and enjoy for years; and save money on accessories that you can change out more frequently. I love pillows and switch mine out all the time—I have to admit I have a closet full of them and it’s such an easy way to change the look of your home in about 5 minutes. RG

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46 Davis Hunt 10 DE 47 Jack Griffin 10 DL/TE 48 Andrew Sauer 10 DB 49 Justin Weeks 10 DB 50 Gordy Teel 12 DL 51 Nick Wilson 12 OL 53 Marty Horan 12 DL 54 Trevor Allison 10 OL 55 Quin Lyles-Woods 11 DL 56 Michael Collins 12 DL 57 Ryan Kanso 12 OL/DL 58 Max Moorman 12 OL/DL 59 Austin Mitchell 11 OL 60 Ernest Dye 12 OL 61 Connor Cook 11 OL 62 Quinn Shephard 11 OL 64 Chase Hooper 10 DL 68 Tyler Perry 12 OL 70 Noah Nutter 12 OL 72 Greyson Holcomb 11 OL 73 Mason Nutter 10 OL 75 Ethan Krapf 11 DL 76 Yonis Abdi 11 OL/DL 77 Kevin Coleman 10 OL 78 Leighton Weatherby12 OL 79 Connor Wilson 10 OL 80 Sean Taft 11 WR 81 Tylor Noegel 12 WR 83 Jonathan Cistrunk 12 TE 84 Nate Johnson 11 TE 85 Jake English 12 TE 86 Ryan Turner 10 WR 87 Mike Neer 11 TE 88 Collin Beachem 11 WR 89 Tyler Bradshaw 10 WR 90 Blake Weseman 11 DL 92 Vince Olsen 12 DL 93 Eric Chester 12 DL 94 Ryan Evert 11 DL 95 Aiden Goricki 12 DL 96 Nick Steinhaus 12 DL 97 Mitch Angelucci 12 K/P 98 Tyler Watson 11 DE

1 Obe Fortune 12 WR/DB 2 Nathan Cranor 12 RB/WR 3 AJ Beach 11 WR/DB 4 Jacob Hall 12 DB/WR 6 Jake Mansfield 10 RB 7 Chris Turner 12 RB 8 Will Bond 12 WR 9 Chris Cory 11 WR 10 Cade Leonard 10 DB 11 Austin Mcleod 12 QB 12 Ethan Suda 11 K/P 13 Parker Smith 11 DB 14 Quarte Sapp 12 LB 15 Jack Marinich 11 QB 16 Michael Desantis 12 QB 17 Jeremy Robinson 10 QB 18 Paxton Alexander 11 QB 20 Lucas Nedza 12 DB 21 Devyn Wilkins 12 DB 22 Brett Centrachio 11 LB 23 Jordan Parisian 12 DB 24 Grayson Smith 10 RB 25 Davis Johnson 11 RB 26 Patrick Bond 11 RB/WR 27 Zack Chmura 11 DB 28 Lane Allison 12 DB 29 Cole Daniel 11 DB 30 Abdul Sokoya 10 DB 31 Gicheru Oscar 12 DB 32 Rusean Bush 10 RB/WR 33 Micco Brisker 12 RB 34 Dylan Colter 10 LB 35 Kyle Pokallus 10 LB 36 Brian Ames 10 DB 37 Ethan Munthe 10 LB 39 Kevin Mueller 10 LB 40 Ryan Wilson 11 LB 41 Sam Parker 11 WR 42 Emmitt Kersey 11 LB 43 Charlie Fault 12 LB 44 Christian Keeney 12 LB 45 Dan Nichols 11 LB


MILTON Eagles Varsity Football Schedule “Building An MPire” 8/15 8/29 9/5 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7

v Centennial (Scrimmage) @ Alpharetta (A) 7:30 v Norcross (H) 7:30 Open v Roswell (H) 7:30 v Lassiter (H) 7:30 @ Etowah (A) 7:30 v Cherokee (Homecoming) @ Walton (A) 7:30 @Woodstock (A) 7:30 v Pope (Sr Night) (H) 7:30 @Wheeler (A) 7:30

Head Coach – Tony “Howie” DeCristofaro Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers – Pete DeWeese Offensive Coordinator/Quarterback Coach – Justin Bacile Off. Line/Run Game Coordinator – Justin Sanderson Offensive Line Coach – Todd Perry, Defensive Backs – Lonnie Estes Special Teams Coach – Joe Allison,Defensive Backs/Corners – Steve Sapere Running Backs – Gary Sylvestri, Wide Receivers Coach – Scott Voigt Defensive Line/JV Head Coach, Assistant Coach – Parker Chapman Assistant Coach/Freshman – Anthony DeCristofaro Milton High School Assistant Coach/Freshman Head Coach – Vinny Sylvestri 13025 Birmingham Hwy., Milton, GA 30004 • Assistant Coach/Freshman – Andrew Pupo, 770/740-7000 • Defensive Line/JV Head Coach – Matt Williams

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Photography by Eduardo Schoen,

Cambridge Bears 2014 Varsity Schedule “All In, All the Time”

8/15 Scrimmage v Lumkin (H) 7:30 8/22 Holy Innocents (H) 7:30 8/29 @ Chapel Hill (A) 7:30 9/5 Open 9/12 @ Rome (A) 7:30 9/19 Open 9/26 @ Kell (A) 7:30 10/3 North Atlanta (H) 7:30 10/10 @ Sprayberry (A) 7:30 10/17 North Springs (H) 7:30 10/24 Riverwood (H) 7:30 10/31 @ Forsyth Central (A) 7:30 11/7 Region Play (H) 7:30

Head Coach: Craig Bennett Assistant Coaches: Chris Bennett - Offensive Coordinator Miles Martin - Safeties Marc Schneider - Wide Receivers Xavier Pendergrass - Defensive Line Edward Salter - Offensive Line Russ Armistead - Cornerbacks, Head Strength & Conditioning Felix Richardson - Defensive Line Cambridge High School 2845 Bethany Bend Road, Milton, GA 30004 • 770-667-2883 14

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Cambridge Bears Varsity Roster 2013 (sorry! 2014 roster was unavailable at press time!) 58 18 21 75 69 36 70 1 23 15 20 71 59 47 10 66 14 27 48 77 83 4 81 89 50 31 39 2 56 3 32 35 33 67 51 55 5 44

Eddie Aganov OL/DL Steven Albert DB Jamal Andrews WR/DB Jacob Anglin OL/DL Chris Becerra OL/DL Sam Bertani WR/DB Matt Burr OL/DL AJ Campbell RB/DB Craig Carter WR/DB Tyren Ceballos-Rivera DL Eric Cizek RB/LB Quentin Clifford OL/DL Gibb Cooper OL/DL Chase Darnell TE/DE Ryder Deaton RB/LB Drew Dixon OL/DL Sid Dowd QB Connor Esposito RB/DB Ben Faber OL/DL Bradford Freeman OL/DL RJ Gary K Zeke Gormley WR/DB Jake Gustafson WR/DB Scott Gustafson WR/DB Sam Hait OL/DL Clayton Hammer K Chris Harbin WR/DB John Hurst WR/DB Thomas Johnson OL/LB Christian Johnston RB/DB Sean Kaira RB/LB Devin Kane RB/DB Josh Kania TE/DE Jared Keim OL/DL Douglas Keith OL/DL Patrick Kielly OL/DL Nathan Kish WR/DB Harun Krndzija LB

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Special Precautions to Prevent Head Injuries in High School Football By: Amy Keating, PT, MSPT

August has arrived and for many of us football has been in our dreams since the season ended in January. The love of high school and college football runs deep in the south. I have a high school friend that posts a daily and hourly countdown on Facebook starting about 30 days before the first Auburn football game. That is just one example of how serious Southerners are about their football! Football is the most popular sport played in American high schools. About one million youth participate in high school football every year. Although football is popular to play and watch, there are risks associated with this American past time. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there are about 25,000 football related concussion emergency room visits per year. There are about 67,000 total concussions sustained during football games every year. The NFL has a 306 page funded report from 2013 that found a high school football player is almost two times more likely to sustain a brain injury than a college player. The University of Colorado at Denver published an interesting article titled National High School Sports-Related Inury Surveilance Study (2012-2013). This study was completed with the assistance of athletic trainers throughout the nation and funded in part by the CDC. The study reports an estimated 616,209 injuries nationally in high school football. To put this into perspective, the sport with the second highest estimated national injuries for 2012-2013 was girls’ soccer with 190,382 injuries. Statistically the injury rate per 1,000 athletes is 3.87 in boys’ football and 2.29 in girls’ soccer, according to the same study. The most common football injuries include: strain/sprain, contusion, fracture, concussion, heat, trauma, and overuse. Current research states that a large percentage of football injuries are preventable with the use of proper equipment and adequate preparation for play. Initial prevention of football related injuries should include a pre-season physical by an MD. The athlete should stay in good physical condition by participating in a balanced fitness program that includes strength training, aerobic exercise, and flexibility training. Nutrition and hydration are two other important components that should be monitored by coaches and parents during the season. There has been great advancement in the safety of players since the 1990’s and there is much research ongoing in reference to football injury prevention in America. Amy C. Keating, PT, MSPT is a native of Roswell and currently lives in Crabapple. She received a B.S. in Biology from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame and M.S. in Physical Therapy from the University of North Georgia. She is an alumnus of St. Pius X Catholic High School and loves her Lions!


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BACK-TO-SCHOOL Another Summer in the Rear View Mirror Suzanne Taylor and Michelle Knapp, Co-creators of reflect on the best laid plans for Summer.

Since school is now back in full swing, we are looking back at the enthusiasm we had at the beginning of summer to Scoop a long list of cool, new places. We had a grand vision of how our summer would go with free time and lazy days to do what we wanted to do, now that the rigor of school was over.

about five good days to Scoop together.

Fast forward to reality, and we quickly realized that we really didn’t have the summer “off ” at all, but rather a slightly less structured eightweek period to run our kids all over town for their sports, activities, and camps. To be fair, our school district does have a pretty short summer of eight weeks. The first week of summer doesn't count since you are trying to unwind, and the last week doesn't count because you are in back-to-school mode. Which leaves us six weeks. Take away travel (each of us gone separate weeks), competitive sports outings (many weekends), and factor in out-of-town company, and we were, in essence, down to 18

Back in May, we had the opportunity to tour LakePoint Sports Complex and meet volleyball legend Sinjin Smith. We also observed Terminus Wake Park and vowed to bring our kids back for a fun-filled day at this Scoop Approved venue. #FAIL! In my defense though, my family actually taught at least 10 kids to wakeboard this summer on Lake Allatoona – including Michelle's daughter! You still have time to try Terminus Wake Park yourself this summer. We planned to visit the local dog parks with our dogs, since we would have so much free time on our hands. #FAIL. However, we did use our pups to help rally support for the Cherokee

County Humane Society when they came into 357 puppies last month, so it’s not a complete fail. We did manage to go Scooping with our daughters one day to sample donuts at a new lunch place in Alpharetta. We love to get their feedback on stuff like this! We also meant to get out to Food Truck Thursday the entire summer, but not one time did we make it. #Fail. We are holding out for this next one though! We failed to visit Scoops Sweet Treats in Milton. Sharing a name, we have been wanting to visit for some time now. #FAIL. But, we did help support the local business in Milton by shopping with our high school sons at Henry & Pearl, and lunched at a new barbecue place. If doctor's appointments were on our summer bucket list, we get a 100% for getting our children’s physicals, eye exams, orthodontist, dermatologist, and dentist visits all completed. More days taken away from proper Scooping! On a positive note, we did some charity work for MUST Ministries and Give a Kid a Chance. We helped friends in need who lost their house due to a fire. The kids worked at Safety Town and attended church camps. So we can’t say we didn’t have them do anything productive. The summer is a great time to have the kids who are so busy during school take some time to help out in the community. Well there you have it. Another summer is history. And while we all tend to think about everything we didn’t do, meant to do, and really wanted to do, don’t feel bad. We all have the same Summer Bucket List that is only half complete. That’s what we have next summer for! STMK

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Glowing Embers and Starting Fires LOCAL MUSIC COLUMN by Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson is the owner of music lessons business North Fulton School of Music and Lucky Dog Studios. He is also the Executive Producer for independent record label Highway 9 Records, and a benefactor of many local music community projects. He and his family live in Milton, Georgia.

I recently had a chance to speak with Viviana Carrasco and Siobhan Britt from the Alpharetta, Georgia indie

band Starting Fires ( The band, which includes Carrasco and Britt on keys, acoustic guitar and vocals, Katherine Beals on lead guitar and Taylor Bryant on bass was originally formed in 2012 under the (tragically rejected) name Stupid Fantasies. They are planning a full calendar this summer, including an August 2nd show at Smith’s Olde Bar opening for Atlanta power pop trio, The Head. BRJ: Give me a little insight SF: We feel like we complement tastes and our personalities. will bring something to the table or a stray lyric, even something a song comes from out of the The music feels fresher to us all four minds. But it’s definitely

into your creative process. each other in both our musical When we write music, one of us - maybe a melody on the piano that's nearly finished. Sometimes blue, a complete improvisation. when it's been recycled through a fully collaborative effort.

BRJ: It sounds like you are more married to the collaborative process than the end result or sound of the song. True? SF: We're always looking to make each song sound different and individual, and we're probably overly critical of that sometimes. However, it is completely true that an effective collaborative process is what most often produces our favorite songs. BRJ: Still, you guys are really "all for one." What are the roots of that?

continued on page 38, “Starting Fires”...

Dr. Dana Harvey

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CrabappleFest Oct obe r 4 , 2 0 1 4 • 1 0 a m - 5 p m Photos by Ashley Blencoe, Courtesy City of Milton

This fall the City of Milton and Crabapple Community Association (CCA) will once again team up to bring Milton the biggest fall festival it has ever seen, Crabapple Fest, and limited sponsorship opportunities are now available for local businesses. About

Crabapple Fest, held Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in historic downtown Crabapple, will again see the City of Milton and Crabapple Community Association (CCA) team up to provide a massive destination festival. The more than 15,000 attendees can expect antiques and art from hundreds of juried vendors; a music and entertainment stage with local and touring acts; games, rides and activities for kids; and beer and wine in the festival grounds. For any information on the festival, please contact Angela Thompson, special events and projects manager for the City of Milton, at 678-242-2530 or


All parking is free at Crabapple Crossing Elementary School and Crabapple Baptist 22

Church. Shuttles will run from to accommodate festival-goers.


They are now accepting vendor applications for the Oct. 4 event. If you are interested in taking part in this time-honored tradition, visit the newly constructed vendor portal built by festival partner Crabapple Community Association (CCA)at Organizers welcome 19th century American Country furniture, primitive antiques, shabby chic items and unique pieces of art in all mediums – oils, photography, jewelry, textiles, pottery and quilts. Spaces are limited, so apply early. Vendor fees are tax deductible as the Crabapple Community Association is a chartered, non-profit organization. Proceeds benefit local community programs, scholarships and non-profit charities.

Oct. 3 through Saturday, Oct. 4.


Limited sponsorship opportunities are now available for local businesses. The Crabapple Fest sponsorship/vendor packet includes everything potential sponsors and vendors need. Readers can download the sponsorship package at There are four levels of sponsorship: Platinum ($5,000), Gold ($2,500) Silver ($1,000) and Bronze ($500). Each features its own perks, including company logo placement on all event banners, advertisements and staff T-shirts, prime booth space and links to your organization from the City of Milton’s Web site. Please note, however, that specific inclusion and logo placement are based on sponsorship level.


There are opportunities for volunteers of all ages and abilities on Friday, Oct. 3 during vendor set up and Saturday, Oct. 4 before and during the festival. Shifts for individuals and service groups are available in three-hour slots starting Friday, august/september 2014

For more information on volunteering, contact Peyton Jamison, president of the CCA and volunteer coordinator for the event, at or 678-323-3454. Jamison said interested volunteers can pick from a number of important jobs (while spots are available), including: •Vendor ambassadors and booth set-up (Friday and Saturday) •Traffic, roadblocks and parking (Friday and Saturday) •Children’s activities (Saturday only) •Festival logistics (Friday and Saturday) •Greeters and festival attendants (Saturday only) Each volunteer will receive a traffic vest for demarcation during the festival and free drinks and snacks during their shift.


August Schedule

THURSDAYS 9am Body Blast • 10:15am Vinyasa Flow • 12pm Barre Express • 6pm Vinyasa Flow • 7:15pm Barre Sculpt

MONDAYS 6am Body Blast • 9am Barre Sculpt • 10:15am Yin Yoga • 12pm Slow Flow Express • 6pm Donation Based Yoga

FRIDAYS 6am Warm Detox Flow • 10am Friday Flow • 12pm Barre Express • 4:30pm Happy Hour Donation Based

TUESDAYS 6am Barre Sculpt • 9am Body Blast • 10:15 Vinyasa Flow • 12pm Barre Express • 6pm Barre Sculpt • 7:15 Yoga Flow

SATURDAYS • 9am Body Blast • 10:30am Weekend Wind Down

WEDNESDAYS 6am Body Blast • 9am Barre Sculpt • 10:15am Yin Yoga • 12pm Slow Flow Express • 6pm Warm Detox Flow

SUNDAYS 9am Yin and Breathwork • 10am Vinyasa Flow • 4pm Restore and Renew • 5pm Meditation Donation Based

Be Sure to Check our Facebook Page for schedules and special events! • The First Yoga and Barre Studio in downtown Alpharetta • Free Classes Offered through the City of Milton • “Best Yoga Studio” • 2013 Best Self Atlanta Magazine • Yoga Classes and Integrative Psychotherapy

New Studio Located at 501 South Main Street, Alpharetta, Georgia 30009 Complimentary City of Milton Classes held at Bethwell Community Center • 470-268-4362 24

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SUBDIVISION ADDRESS SOLD $ DOM is a snapshot of the Avensong 810 Aria Ct 206,000 5 homes sold in July in Milton. One of the Braeburn 2151 McFarlin Ln 615,000 3 Brookshade 781 Brookshade Pkwy 640,000 80 most interesting things about this chart Cedar Park 78 Dover Road 648,765 120 is the “Days on the Market” (DOM) colCedar Park 75 Dover Road 520,000 100 umn. The average “Days on the Market” Clearbrooke 14600 Timber Pt 810,000 7 for homes sold in July was just 42. This Clearbrooke 14655 Timber Pt 805,000 37 tells us that the inventory of homes availCobblestone Farms 115 Old Barn Ct 775,000 61 able for sale in Milton is still very low; and Crabapple Crossroads 572 Branyan Trail 400,980 3 buyers have fewer listed homes to choose Crab. Station 12580 Dunbrody Dr 549,900 30 among. When a home goes on the market, Crooked Creek 14392 Club Circle 672,000 19 Henderson Landing 12682 Archmont Tr 398,715 9 if price and conditions are just right, then Hickory Crest 16020 Segwick DR 975,000 5 buyers act quickly. Secondly this tells us if Highland Manor 1705 Windsor Cove 642,500 20 a home is sitting longer than two months, Holcombes Farm 615 Oak Farm Lane 615,000 31 then the seller and their agent really need Hopewell Downs 565 Hopewell Downs 478,150 3 to look at price and condition. Is the price Kingsley Estates 16535 Quayside Dr 1,095,000 64 realistic for today’s market? Is the home Lake Laurel 155 Woodlake Dr 489,000 3 updated and sparLake Laurel 3115 Wood Branch 460,000 11 Mcginnis Farm 473 Mcginnis Way 716,215 117 kling clean? Nettlebrook Farms 845 Nettlebrook Lane 789,000 7 Nettlebrook Farms 720 Nettlebrook Lane 780,000 17 Average Sales Six Hills 13200 Owens Way 1,412,500 116 Price July: Stonehedge 15435 Little Stone Way728,943 12 Stonehedge 15425 Little Stone Way763,233 26 $649,000 Sunvalley 100 Sunvalley Drive 329,900 21 The Manor 2 872 Stirling Ridge Ct 855,000 20 Average “Days on the Market” 42 Preserve@North Valley425 N Valley Creek Ct692,000 60 Preserve@No Valley North Valley Creek Ln624,528 281 Waterside 530 Stillhouse Lane 370,000 40 # Homes Sold in Milton in July: 33 Waterside Morningpark Circle 379,000 3 White Columns 950 Post Oak Close 675,500 2 By Kyle Kinsey / Amanda Kinsey Wood Valley 705 Quarterpath Lane 560,000 35 Keller Williams REALTORS®

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Swing Flaws

By Bill Barkley, Master PGA Golf Professional

As a Master teaching professional with a specialty in teaching, I focus on analyzing golf swings, typically observing what I choose to describe as “swing flaws.” A swing flaw can be the cause of higher scores, or, as with Tiger Woods, a swing flaw has caused serious injury to his back and knee and elbow joints. Once a player like Tiger understands the cause and what he should do to correct his swing, it will take considerable practice on the range to completely solve the problem. In this article I’ll present an analysis of Tiger’s swing flaw, and offer suggestions as to what he should do. It could be that Tiger has misinterpreted his instructor’s teachings. The key point however, is that a sound golf swing should never cause serious injury. The ‘flaw’ in Tiger’s Golf swing is that at the start of his downswing he turns his shoulders to the left. Then, sensing that the ball is going to the left he tries to stop his powerful downswing while turning his wrists clockwise to further block the errant direction. That effort puts a severe strain on his back, and elbow and knee joints.

left wrist at address, and it remains ‘cupped’ to avoid “laying the club off to the left at the peak of the backswing, another major swing flaw. Tiger’s “greatness” as a player is based upon his incredible skill on and around the greens, certainly not his full swing. His full swing will continue to cause injury and an early retirement if not corrected sooner rather than later. The Reverse Pivot: The Reverse Pivot is a common swing flaw among high handicap golfers, and is typically the root cause of a variety of poor shots, such as a “fat shot” when playing a short pitch to the green, or a blocked shot that spins off to the right into a hazard. What exactly is a reverse pivot? The term refers to a movement with the left shoulder leaning down and forward, with weight mostly on the left foot during the backswing, followed by a reverse, or shift back toward the fight foot during the downswing. During the downswing, the left shoulder and head tend to pull back and up prior to impact, usually with an open clubface or a hit behind the ball.

In contrast to turning the shoulders to the left at the start of the downswing, great players I have known ‘back’ into the downswing with a total release toward the target. They also ‘cup’ their 26

A correct pivot starts with a traditional backswing. The left shoulder moves back and around, well behind the forward ball position, and weight shifts to inside the right foot with the right knee braced, or held in place. During

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the downswing, the knees lean to the left, the way a skier shifts weight, the arms and club drop downward and the clubface de lofts as the club head swings through the ball toward the target. The Outside-In Downswing: One typically aligns the clubface perpendicular to the target-line at address, and aligns the body parallel to the target-line. An outside-in downswing is a swing path that crosses from outside the target line towards a direction that is left of the target, rather than a swing path that is down the line or slightly inside-out. The tendency is to instinctively adapt to an outside-in swing path by opening the clubface, hoping to spin the ball back towards the target. Such corrective action causes less distance and lacks precision. One way to remedy an outside-in downswing is to simply aim to the right of the target. The difficulty is in determining how much to aim to the right. Obviously, you must meet the ball with the clubface square or slightly closed. If the clubface opens when you aim to the right, the ball will spin farther to the right of the target. I have known a few who have learned to play shots consistently, score well, and remain injury-free despite having the swing flaws described above. Bill Barkley, PGA Master Golf Professional with a specialty in golf instruction, had a 4-year golf scholarship to the University of FL and has been a PGA Golf Professional for over 60 years. He and his wife Claire of 58 years have eleven children and 25 grandchildren and live in Johns Creek.

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The Golf Club of Georgia 1 Golf Club Dr., 30005 Two Arthur Hills-designed courses, Lakeside and Creekside are distinctly different from each other offering the golfer enormous architectural, aesthetic and strategic variety. In 1999, Golf Digest honored Lakeside’s par-5, 607 yard 11th hole as one of “America’s Best 99 Golf Holes.” Crooked Creek Golf Club – Alpharetta Athletic Club East 3430 Highway 9 N, 30004 Alpharetta Athletic Club’s East Course offers a par 72 Michael Riley design that plays nearly 7000 yards from the back tee. Featuring undulating greens, demanding tee shots, and challenging approach shots, it is regarded by many to be the premier Championship golf course in Greater Atlanta. The Trophy Club of Atlanta 15135 Hopewell Rod., 30004 www. Carved out of heavily wooded terrain in order to create a challenging yet playable course, they now offer Champion Bermuda greens. Nominated as Golf Digest’s “Best New Public Course” when opened in 1992, it was designed by DJ DeVictor and ABC-TV Golf Analyst Steve Melnyk. Alpharetta Athletic Club 1785 Dinsmore Rd, 30004 www. Although the par 70 Willard Byrd design tips out at 6100 yards, this course will test the patience of any golfer. This risk-reward course gives you the choice to shape a fairway wood to a narrow fairway or go for the gusto and let it rip. It boasts narrow tee shots and pure rolling stamp sized greens. Echelon Golf Club 501 Founders Dr., 30004 www.echelonliving. com A broad-shouldered beautiful and formidable test designed by famed golf course architect Rees Jones, this course wanders over 600 acres of rolling hills, providing striking elevation changes and panoramic views, most notably on the back nine. This semi-private course also features a 32-acre practice facility. White Columns Country Club 300 Clubhouse Dr., 30004 www. This Tom Fazio designed golf course has consistently been rated one of the area’s top courses, guarded by towering pine trees and featuring large greens. Golfers will find deep bunkers and countless elevation changes as the course layout gradually increases in challenge and splendor building to a crescendo over the last final five holes. Atlanta National Golf Club 350 Tournament Players Dr., 30004 Building on a legacy of greatness, this course was crafted by renowned father and son team Pete and P.B. Dye. The 6942 yard, par-72 course meanders across 240 acres of natural hardwoods, babbling brooks and rolling hills, perfect for the golfers who demand challenge, playability, beauty and fairness. Manor Golf and Country Club 15951 Manor Club Dr., 30004 Home to the only Tom Watson championship golf course in Georgia with 18 masterfully designed and memorable holes winding throughout hardwoods and towering pines, quiet lakes and streams. Seeped in the tradition of golf’s birthplace, Scotland, this course is extraordinary, boasting impeccable course conditioning and breathtaking vistas. 27

Milton News & Updates

Hopewell House Renovation Underway for New Senior Center

Hopewell House Will Be on National Registry of Historic Homes, Be a Senior Center by Day and Special Events Facility for the City of Milton on Nights and Weekends.

Courtesy City of Milton

The City of Milton held its first official groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday, July 15 at noon to celebrate the renovation of the Hopewell House, a Civil War-era home planned as a senior and event center. The groundbreaking was held at 15690 Hopewell Road. Milton's City Council joined staff from Senior Services North Fulton (SSNF), which will utilize the Hopewell House for programming, and Fulton County Commissioner Liz Hausmann, who was instrumental in securing $295,000 annually from Fulton County for Senior Services programming. "We are proud that Fulton County was part of the collaborative effort in partnership with the City of Milton and Senior Services North Fulton to establish a much-needed senior center to serve the needs of our growing senior population in North Fulton," said Hausmann. It shows that positive outcomes are possible when we work toward a mutual goal for our citizens." The 2.5 acre site, which contains the nearly 4,000-square-foot, two-story home, dates back 28

to at least the mid-1800s according to local historians. Newnan-based Headley Construction will handle all renovations to the home and site at a cost not to exceed $632,000. "We couldn't be happier that this project is moving forward," said Milton Mayor Joe Lockwood. "From the beginning, it was meant to be multi-functional for the entire community. "We get a beautiful, renovated senior center, we get to save what we believe is the oldest structure in Milton, and the city gains a unique, attractive event center." According to Community Development Director Kathleen Field, SSNF will occupy the home during normal business hours thanks to a 2012 agreement. When not in use by seniors, Milton will utilize the space for city-sponsored events and pursue facility rentals for special occasions. The City of Milton purchased the Hopewell House from foreclosure in 2011 for $250,000 in order to save the site, which is believed to be one of the oldest in North Fulton.

Yawn Farris

is Milton Magazine’s Book Reviewer! He is Owner of Yawn’s Pubishing and Bookstore in downtown historic Canton, located at 198 North Street, Canton, Georgia 30114. The cool thing about Yawn is he can publish your manuscript as he specializes in working with local authors. This month he reviews The Mystery of Mooch by Phyllis Crowley, Mabry Koeninger, Magnus Koeninger, Timothy Crowley, Daniel Crowley and Sarah Emert ••

Book Review: The Mystery of Mooch A family outing to the Intracoastal Waterway in Florida turns into an adventure for a group of cousins in this beautifully illustrated children’s book. They encounter a playful and friendly dolphin named Mooch while boating with their family. The children have a great time watching him perform his tricks. After they left Mooch, the family had lots of questions about their new friend. How did he get here? Where is his family? With the help of a colorful local gent, they solve the mystery of Mooch and learn valuable lessons about wild dolphins. Written by Phyllis Crowley and her grandchildren, Mabry Koeninger, Magnus Koeninger, Timothy Crowley and Daniel Crowley, this early elementary reader is great for children of all ages. $9.99 ISBN: 978-1940395-36-4,, and eBook also available at and

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Peter Framptom and The Doobie Brothers rock Verizon Wireless amphitheater Review and Photos by Eduardo Schoen, Both bands played it safe and gave the near sold-out crowd arousing versions of their ever popular hits. After William Curry opened for the next two bands Peter Framptom took to the stage. Even silver-haired rocker Framptom was a bit less hurried on stage but still put on an amazing show. The 64-year old guitarist and songwriter is an amazing guitar hero. Framptom’s voice has changed with age and seemed more concise and pristine which when combined with his exceptional guitar skills provided the audience with a superb show. At approximately 9:45pm, The Doobie Brothers took to the stage amid a cheering and well-behaved audience to the tune of “Jesus is Just Alright”. Next up the band played ‘Rockin’ Down the Highway”. Still fronted by Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons The Doobie Brothers. While sticking mostly to their early hits, the band did perform “Taking it to the Streets” with Simmons working hard to hit Michael McDonald’s high notes. All in all it was a tremendously fantastic triple-bill concert at the ever-popular Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. ES

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Milton Trainer Shines on National Horse Show Scene Article by Ann Woods Photos by Shawn McMillen Photography

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horses and ponies, Phoebe Loughrey Stables situated on idyllic Wood Road - will have four ponies and riders competing in the prestigious national finals. One of these students, Sophia Ayers, will be one of the youngest riders ever to compete at Pony Finals, as well as in any United States Equestrian Federation sanctioned division at a National or Premier rated show. Spectators and fellow competitors alike gathered to watch her compete at the recent Tryon shows, expressing their amazement at her abilities. Phoebe chalks it up to the teamwork—and hard work—that form the pillars of her training program:

a growing “buzz” in the equestrian world about an exciting player on the national horse show scene, located right here in the city of Milton. Phoebe Loughrey has received headlines as one of the leading horse trainers in the southeastern United States. She remains one of the only trainers in Georgia to have riders consistently qualify for major national competitions like the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, Washington International Horse Show, Devon Horse Show, and the US Pony Finals. Having just returned from three weeks of competition at the brand new Tryon International Equestrian Center, preparations are already well underway for the upcoming 2014 US Pony Finals in Lexington, KY. In a facility with just fifteen

“She may be tiny in size, but she shows such huge determination and dedication. We always try to keep it fun.”


“We are dedicated, dynamic, analytical and passionate.”

There are also many older students, ranging in ages up to 75. “The wonderful thing about our sport is that, if paired with the right horse, you can ride well past retirement age. And it’s a lot more fun than the gym, too,” she adds with a chuckle.

ride any horse or pony in the barn! Almost every horse in the Phoebe Loughrey Stables’ program has been able to reach levels of success well beyond what was thought possible in other barns. One such horse came from one of the bestknown barns in the southeast, where in 2012 he was ranked 99th nationally in the junior hunter division. After just a few months under Phoebe and Elsbeth’s tutelage, he was able to qualify for and compete at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show and Washington International Horse Show, and during the 2013 show season, he quickly rose to number one in the national rankings.

Her daughter, Elsbeth Loughrey, has officially joined the team as professional rider and assistant trainer. With a successful junior career and many championships already under her belt, Elsbeth is a key component in their formula for success. “We are lucky to have a rider who is so attuned to the specific needs of each horse. For Elsbeth, the horses come first. She believes that every horse is capable of reaching his or her full potential, and that in turn enables the rider to achieve the same. It’s an added bonus that she is small enough to august/september 2014

These kinds of turnarounds extend to ponies too. After spotting a promising large pony prospect, Phoebe purchased him for one of her riders, de33

shanghai acupuncture clinic Dr. Yushen Qiao has been in practice since 1982. He is a licensed acupuncturist in Georgia and diplomate of NCCAOM in both acupuncture and Chinese herbology. Acupuncture is a total natural therapy for health care. Various illnesses can be treated, such as painful conditions, diseases of the digestive system, diseases of the motor system, neurotic and mental diseases and menopause syndrome, etc. 284 South Main Street, Suite 1200 • Alpharetta, GA 30009 • • 678-374-1963

spite his lackluster history in competition. Within months, his show record had a very different story to tell: champion or reserve champion 8 times in

world renowned sports psychologist, Robert Rotella. Also US Equestrian Team member Katie Monahan Prudent, J Arthur Reynolds, Kitty Barker, Pam Baker, and Olympic silver medalist Beezie Madden were just a few of the headliners who helped to forge Loughrey into the trainer she is today. After marrying, Loughrey continued her riding career, but after the birth of her second child she turned her attention towards her family.

Even though no longer a professional Loughrey trained her daughter Elsbeth to top form through most of her junior career and then took a short break Cara Dodson Winner of the Black Jack Farm Equitation Award until her son graduated 11 outings, all at USEF “A” rated competitions. from highschool. “It is funny, but the faces had Under the Phoebe Loughrey Stables banner, he changed in that short time, so when I began then went on to a final overall ranking of 14th showing up at horse shows with students again no out of 100 ponies at the 2012 US Pony Finals. one knew who the heck I was!” Phoebe was trained by Olympic medalists and was a winning junior rider herself becoming a professional trainer during her college years and postgraduate work at the University of Virginia. “I was fortunate enough to work with the best of the best trainers in Virginia,” including

Within just four years Loughrey has again made her mark at the national level. “The majority of our horses and riders have been with our stable since I started up again. They enjoy competing, winning and having fun. We really have fun times too when we all travel to shows or just hang 34

Photos by Shawn McMillen Photography Elsbeth Loughrey, Phoebe Loughrey, students Ilay Talor and Sophia Ayers, with small pony hunter Bianca, and groom Adolfo Ramirez. around together in Milton.” “I am a bit taken aback by this recent recognition, but sometimes as I stand by the ring at a show I think ‘All of this from a little barn on a gravel road in Milton…with all this good stuff happening!’ Our team and wonderful clients are what really make this work.” In a final response she adds, “We are dedicated, dynamic, analytical and passionate. I believe that sets us apart. We treat every horse and rider as though they were a part of our family. They really are a part of our family. We truly care, and we make it our priority to do what is best for them – not what is best for us.” AW

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Local Blacksmith Michael Dillon Will Create Public Art for Bell Memorial Park Expansion Project

Blacksmith artist Michael Dillon is a Milton resident and owner of Dillon Forge,

a blacksmith shop located in Crabapple. He has been commissioned to design, create and install a piece of public art at Bell Memorial Park. This project will be the first of its kind for the city and is part of the park’s expansion. Michael has more than twenty years experience producing both functional and non-representational metal sculptures. He creates railings, furniture, and sculpture primarily forged from iron. He also works with bronze, aluminum, stainless steel, and carved stone. As a graduate of Kansas City Art Institute, his methods stem from a strong background in fine art sculpture with an emphasis on design. He has worked with people from many different backgrounds, building personal memorial sculptures for Hospice Atlanta, as well as large commercial projects, such as the Arthur Blank Family Foundation monumental stair. He has also been commissioned to craft monumental public sculptures for the cities of Duluth, GA, Charlotte, NC and Nashville, TN. “My goal is to create a visual dialogue with each client that will result in highly crafted works of art. I enjoy the collaborative process and feel that the ongoing exchange with architects, clients and builders enhances and strengthens my work.” Throughout a project, Michael generates concept drawings, scale drawings and sample models to further the understanding of the project for both the artist and the client. The ability to create works of art from two genres, the functional and sculptural, offers endless possibilities to strengthen and enhance a space. “Heating metal red hot allows me to control the material in its briefly malleable state to create fluid and graceful structures.” Using large industrial forging hammers, Michael imparts power and force onto the surface of the 36

material, captured for a life span of centuries. The functional work is integrated into the architecture, being attentive to the design and scope of the project. Sculptural work becomes part of an interior or exterior landscape, interacting with its environment; the light, weather and human activity. It can be a powerful controlling essence of a large-scale kinetic sculpture embracing its environment or a simple table top adornment. Often the lines between function and sculpture are blurred. He has collaborated with the City of Milton officials to plan an abstract winged figure made of steel that will tower about 12 feet off the ground for Bell Memorial Park. The figure will be in a victory pose. Dillon told that the piece will reflect moods associated with both experiencing inner victory and sharing victory with others. He creates the infrastructure and tools he uses for his projects, as well. The base of the sculpture will be shaped like a bell with respect to the park’s name. In the base, he will forge symbols that represent sports equipment. He said he will also be chrome-plating the metal so it’s similar to a trophy. He will also forge two walls of fame with plaques on either side. “I think [the public art is] going to make a statement of beauty to the park,” said Jim Cregge, Milton’s director of parks and recreation. “It’s a very unique thing, and it’s going to be a very unique accent to the park.” Bell Memorial Park is scheduled to re-open in mid-2015. august/september 2014


Starting Fires (continued from page 21) SF: The roots of our band extend deep because we've been together as friends for so long. It's easier to join forces creatively when you've had these friends for six, ten, twelve years. BRJ: What has been the highlight of working together as Starting Fires so far? SF: The highlight has definitely been our gig at Smith's in January 2014. We were able to sell out the Atlanta Room even though almost all of our friends are too young to get in. BRJ: What are your plans going forward? SF: We all have different perspectives as to what's going to happen as we finish school and think about college after we all graduate from Milton High School next year. We are fortunate to have a friendship so steeped in music, and we want to preserve that magic.


health & wellness

Eileen is a naturopath, certified nutritional counselor and lymphatic therapist. Her practice Abundant Life Wellness offers Zyto bioenergetic assessment, infrared modalities, homeopathics and botanicals. She and her family live in Milton.

By Eileen Wrobleski, ND, CNC, HHP

Vitamin D-3 is absolutely essential to fight infections and chronic inflammation. Children age one and older should supplement with 600 to 1,000 IU’s daily, in pill form or a suspension of liquid medium-chain triglycerides. Preferably, take a Vitamin D-3-Vitamin K-2 blend, to ensure proper bone health.

It’s been a wonderful summer with the children outside all day long, getting ample doses of sunshine and fresh air, two natural immune system builders that carry them through the summer months, free of sickness. Then it seems as soon as the windows are closed with back-to-school, they come down with every little bug that comes their way! To keep them healthy at the start of the school year and beyond, take note of these wellness essentials, which are foundational at any age and of particular importance as you send your sweetie into an unavoidably germy school habitat.

Most of the immune system is housed in the gut, so supplement with a good probiotic. Capsules can be opened and sprinkled on food, or find a chewable that is sweetened with stevia or xylitol. If relying on yogurt for probiotics, be careful to read labels, as most of them contain up to 30 grams of sugar in a single cup. The best option is to add your own stevia to plain Greek yogurt.

Find a good, whole-food based multi-vitamin and mineral supplement. The importance of wholefood based supplementation cannot be understated, as the body only recognizes that which is natural, and excretes all that is synthetic. So you might think you’re getting all the nutrients listed on the side of the vitamin bottle, but if it is derived in a lab, you are not. If your child needs a chewable, make sure it is sweetened with stevia or xylitol, as sugar causes a suppression of the immune system for six hours after consumption.

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Back-to-School Essentials

Pack a small bottle of nanoparticle silver spray in your child’s back pack, to use as a chemical-free hand sanitizer and to spray in the mouth to kill viruses, bacteria and fungi. If you follow these guidelines and your child still comes down with something, knock it out quickly at the onset by increasing doses of probiotic, Vitamin D-3 and nanoparticle silver. Also, administering oregano oil capsules will help extinguish any bug that comes their way. 39


milton tennis

Tips to Win Your Next Match

By Amy Pazahanick, Director of Tennis at White Columns Country Club

1. Be unpredictable! It doesn’t matter how good your crosscourt forehand is, if you hit it there every single time, your opponent will eventually start to catch on. If you love your lob shot, then hitting a drop shot on the occasion will make your lob that much better! If you love your forehand topspin, hitting a forehand drive every so often, will make the top spin more effective. 2. While you are busy trying to be unpredictable, notice your opponent’s predictable patterns. Let’s face it; it is simply human nature to be predictable. Just as it happens in life, it almost always happens on the tennis court. Look for and notice your opponent’s patterns. Once you notice them, anticipate early and get your opponent to hit shots they are more uncomfortable with. 3. When you have the lead by a large margin, make sure you continue to play to win. This is the time when you are the most susceptible to “over relaxing,” hoping your opponent will just give the match away. This is least likely to happen for your opponent, because now he or she has little to lose (since they are so close to losing anyway), thus they tend to relax and start playing better tennis. When you are on top, stay on top. 4. Relax! I have never heard anyone say, “Bob played great today, he looked so tight.” Quite the opposite, it’s more like, “Jill looked effortless today, and she played so confident and loose.”

To get your muscles to do what they need to do, they need to be loose! 5. Use varying degrees of aggression when you play. Know when to be offensive, neutral, or defensive. 6. At the end of every point you play, notice and ask yourself, “What just worked or what did not work?” This sounds so simple, but how many times do we repeat things that do not work, and don’t do the things that work when we play? The more awareness you have, the better you will play. 7. All the strategy on the planet will not do you any good if you do not have the proper execution skills. Make sure you spend time working on your technique so you are prepared to execute an excellent strategy. 8. Focus on what you can control: you. AP Amy Pazahanick is Director of Tennis at White Columns Country Club in Milton. She is the founder of the junior tennis academy known as Agape AcadAmy and a certified PTR Professional since 2007. She graduated from the USTA High Performance coaching course in 2011 and was a Division 1 collegiate player.


White Columns Golf & Country Club TENNIS PROGRAM Adult & Junior FALL Programs

FALL ADULT ACADEMY August 11th – October 13th 10-Week Program Make up classes will be held the week of October 20th This Program is for adults who are interested in developing their current tennis game. The Adult Academy at WCCC will focus on the complete player: strocke production, varying shots, strategy, match awareness and mental toughness. USTA 3.0 and ALTA Level C Academy Mondays 10:30-12:30pm - 9 Sessions $252/$270 Tuesdays 11am-1pm - 10 Sessions $280/$300 Both Mondays & Tuesdays - 19 Sessions $513/$551 USTA 3.5-4.5 and ALTA Levels A&B Academy Tuesdays 11:00-1:00pm - 10 Sessions $280/$300 Wednesdays 9:00-11:00am - 10 Sessions $280/$300 Both Tuesdays & Wednesdays - 20 Sessions $540/$580 Additional Adult Classes are held every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, including Cardio Tennis, Friday Fun Doubles, Beginner Ladies, Double Strategy and Stroke of the Week. Call or Emal for details, price and times.

FALL JUNIOR TENNIS PROGRAMS • August 11th – December 5th 16-Week Program Elite Team: Players must be in 9th grade or up • Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays 5-7pm Three days per week / 47 sessions: $1,292/$1,363 • Two days per week / 32 sessions: $880/$928 High Performance Team I: Ages 11 – 13 • Mondays and Wednesdays 6-8PM and Fridays 5-7pm Three days per week/ 47 sessions: $1,292/$1,363 • Two days per week/ 32 sessions: $880/$928 High Performance Team II: Ages 9 – 11 • Mondays and Wednesdays 4-6pm Two days per week/ 32 sessions: $880/$928 Development Team I : Players aged 7-10 • Tuesdays and Thursdays 4:00-5:30pm Two days per week/ 32 sessions: $720/$768 • One day per week/ 16 sessions: $360/$384 Development Team II: Players aged 11-16 • Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30-7:00pm Two days per week/ 32 sessions: $720/$768 • One day per week/ 16 sessions: $360/$384 Quickstart Red Team: Players aged 4 - 6 • Mondays and Wednesdays 4 – 5pm Two days per week/ 32 sessions: $480/ $544 • One day per week/ 16 sessions: $240/$272 Quickstart Orange Team : Players aged 7-10 • Mondays and Wednesdays 5:00-6:30pm Two days per week/32 sessions: $720/$768 • One day per week/ 16 sessions: $360/$384 Quickstart Green Team : Players aged 11 and up • Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30-8pm Two days per week/32 sessions: $720/$768 • One day per week/ 16 sessions: $360/$384 • 678-333-5934 • apazahanick@whitecolumnscountryclubcom

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There Truly Are Angels Among Us By Regina Gulick, photo by Mark Stanley

Last month I was checking on one of my rental properties because our tenants had moved out on us in the mdidle of the night. It was a mess. And I was shocked to find two four-week-old mixed breed puppies at the door step, left in the summer heat. They were crying and hungry. This particular property is in an underserved part of town. There was no one around, and the neighbors didn’t answer their doors; so I took the puppies home with me. Over the next few days, my children and I fed them through a syringe and mothered them while we hoped to find someone to take them in.

A friend mentioned we look into Angels Amoung Us. Within a couple of days, this fine organization had located a foster home for these sweet puppies, someone to care for them until they are old enough to be adopted into a forever home. We were so grateful; and after reading up on the charity, we felt confident the puppies would be cared for and well-loved! Angels Among Us Pet Rescue is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity based in Alpharetta operating through the assistance of a network of hundreds of volunteers who have a love for animals and a desire to save dogs and cats from high kill shelters. Many animals end up in shelters for a variety of reasons - strays, abandoned, abused or simply turned in by owners for unknown reasons. The majority of these “left-behind” animals are euthanized due to lack of space in

shelters, especially rural facilities where many are dumped and forgotten. Unfortunately, surrenders by their owners are among the first to be euthanized, unless immediately adopted – often within 24 hours of intake. Most pet owners surrendering their animals to a shelter are not aware of how quickly their pet can be put down if not immediately adopted. One of the greatest things about Angels Among Us Pet Rescue is they don’t say the word “no” very often. They don’t discriminate by breed, turn away the sick and/or injured animals in need, separate canine or feline families from each other, take babies without taking the mothers. Their mission is twofold: to educate the general public about the plight of animals stuck in shelters, and to see these rescued souls down a pathway from possible death, to being rescued, vetted, repaired and fostered, through transition into a loving forever home with a family to care for them the rest of their journey. They also educate our younger generation about humanely caring for animals through our “Angels Youth Ambassadors” program, and encourage all pet owners to spay and neuter their pets to help control the unwanted pet population. Visit their website at for additional information about Angels Rescue their mission, goals and successes and to view their adoptable pets in need of "forever" homes.


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Kim Cunninghis is a Certified Personal Life Coach, Child Advocate, and a friend of recovery. She’s a mother of two and wife of one, the same one for 19 years.

Hi Pili, I am a stay at mom (SAHM) and I am new to this mom game. Sometimes I feel so resentful because all I am doing is laundry and making my kids life “better.” This is what my husband and I chose to do, but how can I go about my tasks feeling more fulfilled? -SAHM in Milton Dear SAHM, Being a mom is the toughest job in the world; but staying at home doesn’t make it any easier. So here is a simple exercise to help shift your perception when you are really feeling unfulfilled. Just try this on and see how it “feels.” If you don’t like it, you can always go back to feeling unfulfilled. Ready? “Do everything with love.” Fold the laundry, carpool, clean the kitchen, wait in the doctor’s office, etc. Whatever it is, consciously decide to do it with love. Pili Dear Pili, I can't seem to move on from

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my breakup. How do I do that? Lisa F. Dear Lisa ...repeat after me, "Man's rejection is God's protection." Pili Dear Pili, My dad is considering asking my mom for a divorce, but my mom doesn't know it. I hate being in the middle, but he doesn't have anyone to talk to. How do I get out of being in the middle without hurting his feelings? Marion N. Hi Marion, Boundaries certainly have been crossed and what I suspect from your note, they have not been modeled very well for you. The most important thing for you to keep in mind is, “What do you want your relationship with your (parents)/dad to look like?” Being out of the middle is a good start and the cleanest way to approach the situation is with “I statements.” Whatever it is you 43

want to share with him, keep your side of the street clean and use “I statements.” Pili Pili, I have been divorced for many years. I started dating again, but I keep going on the same date (different guy) over and over again. How do I attract my soul-mate? Mason A. Dear Mason, First, take some time and really visualize what makes up your soul-mate. Write down everything you want in this person. Whatever comes to mind write it down; personality, manners, intellect, religion, homebody, athletic, jazz music, rock-n-roll, all of it. Then ask yourself this, “What do I need to do to be worthy of this awesome individual?” Pili Email with your “Ask Pili” questions. Kim Cunninghis, Personal Life Coach,


How To Win at an Art Auction New Columnist: RYAN SEDGWICK

Sedgwick Gallery is a family-owned art gallery located in historic downtown Alpharetta.

Attending an art auction is a

fun way to get a great deal on hard to find pieces. Everyone knows the way to win at auctions is to raise your hand and bid, but getting exactly what you want at the right price takes a bit of know how. Scott Sedgwick, owner of Sedgwick Art Gallery, has been working as a professional auctioneer for nearly 25 years. With over 1,500 auctions under his belt, Scott knows what it takes to win. These 10 tips will get you winning at your next auction. 10) Relax and Enjoy Yourself Don't worry that you'll unintentionally bid on something you don't want. A professional auctioneer knows who's bidding and who's not.

Cruise ship auctions routinely show art framed during the auction, but sell it unframed. Make sure you know exactly what you're getting. 8) If you love it, set a budget. If you find something you love, set a budget and don't go over it. It's easy to get swept up in the excitement of an auction. Keep your head level and don't overpay. 7) Bid your budget. You've set a budget, but fear the piece will sell to someone else. Bid your highest bid first. You'll knock other bidders onto their heels and take it home. 6) If you just like it play the bidding game. If you'd like to own it, but don't have to have it go along with the flow of the auction.

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Be the change... YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD We help non-profits raise mission-critical funds to create happier, healthier communities. 765-B Mid Broadwell Road • Milton, Georgia • 30004 • (404)275-8741 • 5) Call your own bids. You don't have to go by the increments the auctioneer offers. Bid 5,10, or 100 more, and a good auctioneer will follow your lead. This will also come with the added benefit of confusing your competition. 4) Don't bid against your spouse. Keep track of your significant others bids. You don't want to end up paying more than you need. 3) All Sales Final Remember that once the auctioneer says "sold" you own the piece. 2) Negotiate before the auction Auctioneers love to pre-sale pieces and are happy to make a deal before the auction. They will offer the piece early in the auction before other bidders have a big chance to outbid you. 1) Bundle Items Sure, some other bidders may want one or two of the same pieces as you, but if you negotiate early and get three pieces put up together you'll have a better chance of having them all to yourself. Try out your newfound skills at our next art auction Saturday August 23rd 8pm at Sedgwick Art Gallery located at 61 Roswell St., Alpharetta, GA. Art Auction on the Lawn. Free to attend.

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Made In Milton

Local Life Publishing’s


entries due by September 15th HOW TO APPLY: For entry form, category descriptions and rules, go to

WINNERS: The winning entries will be featured in the next issue of Milton Magazine with photos, description and web site information.









Enter at 765B MidBroadwell Road, Milton GA 30004•404-606-0797• 46

Made In Milton

created by

Allison Stackpole

Made in Milton, Georgia

The youngest of 3, and raised by a single mother, Allison Stackpole’s childhood was full of love, laughter, and strong morals. She recalls, “I was taught to love unconditionally.” Her mother helped her get settled into her first few days at college. As time came for her mother to leave, they cried, hugged and reassured each other everything was going to be okay. Her mother handed her a small box. Allison explains, “I surely was hoping that in that box would be a key; a key to her dorm room next door. I was not so lucky. In it was a whistle. A small whistle that she wanted me to have. She shared with me that this was a whistle that she was given when she went to college

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back in the early 60’s. This was to be a token of love from her to me. A spiritual sign that she would always “be with me”. A musical reminder that it’s okay to sing and dance in the street and most importantly a symbol of protection in case I ever had to use it for safety.” Allison carries this whistle with her still to this day. She intends to give it to her own daughter when the time comes. And ever since she received this special gift from her mother, she has been collecting whistles, harmonicas and pitch pipes. Her line of antique vintage necklaces is her way of sharing her story. BLO Vintage is a line of trilogy: history, design and personal safety.

The Scribble Studio • • Made In Milton, Georgia • Description: The Scribble Studio is a chalk art and paper goods workshop and studio located in Crabapple, Georgia. They hand-letter and illustrate for fêtes, revels, shindigs, and unique companies everywhere. This piece of artwork we have submitted is reminiscent of the historic Silos which still stand to serve as a vivid landmark of Crabapple's unique and prominent history. Within the drawing is 'Crabapple' completely free-handed, and the Silos themselves are surrounded by illustrated crabapple limbs with crabapples in full bloom. 48

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Photo by ANDREW J SAWYER North Valley field at Lake Dinsmore Road Made In Milton, Georgia

Robin Felton local artist/quiltmaker “Made in Milton”

These are quilts in Robin’s "Amish Quilt MAFIA" series. She loves Amish quilts and the modern quilt movement. She didn’t appreciate how the Amish were being protrayed on reality TV, so she began this series to put the focus on the beauty and craftsmanship synonymous with the Amish community.

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August • September Events AUGUST

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Flicks and Food Trucks, 7pm, “The Princess Bride,” FREE, Friendship Community Park,

9 Saturday

An Evening with Terlato Wines, 7pm at Publix Apron’s Cooking School, Alpharetta/

2 Saturday

6 Wednesday

A id-Summer Nights Floribbean Dream, Publix Apron’s Cooking School, $45, 7pm, aprons/schools/Alpharetta

7 Thursday

Cupcake Camp at Minis by Maria, 8:30-9:30am, Minis by Maria off North Point Circle, $30,

Live Music at 850F Bar Pizza Grill, Girls Night Out: Farmers Market Flavors at Sur la Table at North Point Mall, 6:30, $69, surlatable. com Alpharetta Food Truck Alley, 5-9pm, downtown Alpharetta

8 Friday

Bell Memorial Park expansion project Groundbreaking event, 11am, Krombacher German Beer Tasting, 6:30-7:30pm, $15, Harry’s Farmers Market-Salud!, wholefoodsmarket. com Summer Craft Beer Dinner, 7pm at Publix Apron’s Cooking School, $45, alpharetta Frank Barham’s Brazilian Fusion at The Velvet Note, thevelvetnote.

Alpharetta Farmer’s Market, 8:30am – 1pm, Family Fun/Free to Browse, downtown Alpharetta HOWLpharetta at 8:30pm, downtown Alpharetta, tickets must be purchased in advance, Jazz Trumpeter That Wilson at The Velvet Nthe, 7:30pm, @20,

10 Sunday

Guitarist and Singer Bob Bakert at The Velvet Note, 7pm, $20, Homemade Ice Cream Demo, 9am10am, $5 pp, Sur la table at North Point Mall, Trips and Travels Togther at American Girl, 11am, $28pp, american-


13 Wednesday

And Evening in the Mediterranean with John Wilson, $45, 6:30pm, Harry’s farmers Market-Salud!, service/salud-cooking-school-4

14 Thursday

Alpharetta Food Truck Alley, 5-9pm, downtown Alpharetta,

15 Friday

Composer and Bluesman George Price at The Velvet Note, 7:30pm, $20, Girls Night Out: Chocolate Seductions, 6-9pm, Harry’s Farmers Market – Salud!, $49,

16 Saturday

Date Night: Small Gatherings and Cozy Dinners, 6-9 pm, $119 per couple, Harry’s Farmers Market – Salud! Indoor Barbecue, 7-m, Publix

Apron’s Cooking School, $45, schools/Alpharetta/ We Love American Tour and Open House, Mansell House and Gardens, lewislay7@, FREE, 12:302:30pm Alvin Stone at The Velvet Note, $22, 7:30pm and 9:30pm, thevelvetnote. com/Alvin-stone Swami Gone Bananas at Matilda’s Under the Pines, 8:30pm, Under the Pines at Matilda’s, Dodge Presents: Motley Crue with special Guest Alice Cooper, 7pm, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, HOWLpharetta Ghost Tour, 8:30pm, downtown Alpharetta, tickets must be purchased in advance, Alpharetta Farmers Market, downtown Alpharetta, 8:30am – 1pm, Register TODAY for the City of Milton Police Golf Invitational on Sept. 15th at Atlanta National Golf Club.

17 Sunday

Celebrate Pets! At American Girl North Point Mall, 11am, $28pp Saint Practice Day at Olde Blind Dog in Crabapple, live concert, $4 pints and activities to practice for Saint Patrick’s Day, Jazz Guitarist at The Velvet Note, $20, 7pm and

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18 Monday

Better Together Meeting, Bethwell Community Center, 6pm

19 Tuesday

We Love American Tour and Open House, Mansell House and Gardens, lewislay7@gmail. com, FREE, 6:30-8:30pm Tour of India, 6-9 pm, $55pp, Harry’s Farmers Market – Salud!

20 Wednesday

An evening with Campo Viejo Wines, 7-m, Publix Apron’s Cooking School, $45, schools/Alpharetta/

21 Thursday

Alpharetta Food Truck Alley, 5-9pm, downtown Alpharetta,

22 Friday

Tony Byrd: LoveByrds at The Velvet Note, $20, 7:30pm, thevelvetnote. com/toni-byrd/ Old Crow Medicine Show at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 8pm, Blind Chardonnay Tasting, 6:30-7:30, Harry’s Farmers Market-Salud!, $19, wholefoodsmarket. com

Alpharetta, tickets must be purchased in advance, Alpharetta Farmers Market, downtown Alpharetta, 8:30am – 1pm,

24 Sunday

Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails BBQ & Blues Sunday, 5-9pm, BBQ menu, craft beer, live music, Keith Urban with Jerrod Niemann and special guest Brett Eldredge at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 7pm, vzwamp. com

28 Thursday

Alpharetta Food Truck Alley, 5-9pm, downtown Alpharetta, Mayor’s Corporate Challenge presented by LexisNexis in downtown Alpharetta, 5:30pm, Family Fun, 5K Race, $25 in advance, $35 on race day, $1,000 corporate teams of four

29 Friday

Adult Only River Canoe Paddle, 6-9:30pm, $30, Chattahoochee Nature Center, chattnaturecenter. org/adult-activities/canoe-programs/

23 Saturday

Atlanta Braves Youth Baseball Classic at Wills Park, Friday through Sunday, bracket-style tournament,

HOWLpharetta Ghost Tour, 8:30pm, downtown

Earth, Wine and Fire and “Blue Eyed Soul” Tribute feature Al Smith and Robin Latimore, $20 at The Velvet Note, 7:30pm and 9:30pm, thevelvet-

Touch a Truck at Wills Park, Free Family Fun, 10am – 2pm,


30 Saturday

River Paddling Canoe Adventures at the Chattahoochee Nature Center, Saturday and Sunday from 6pm to 8pm, $30, adult-activities/canoe-programs Alpharetta Art in the Park presented by Gallery 35, Saturday 9am-4pm and Sunday 11am-4pm, Family Fun and FREE, HOWLpharetta Ghost Tour, 8:30pm, downtown Alpharetta, tickets must be purchased in advance, Alpharetta Farmers Market, downtown Alpharetta, 8:30am – 1pm,


City Hall closed,

4 Thursday

Alpharetta Food Truck Alley, 5-9pm, downtown Alpharetta,

6 Saturday

HOWLpharetta Ghost Tour, 8:30pm, downtown Alpharetta, tickets must be purchased in advance, Alpharetta Farmers Market, downtown Alpharetta, 8:30am – 1pm,

8 Monday

Better Together Meeting at Bethwell Community

Center, 6pm,

10 Wednesday

Live Music at 850F Bar Pizza Grill,

11 Thursday

Alpharetta Food Truck Alley, 5-9pm, downtown Alpharetta,

13 Saturday

Bulky Trash Amnesty Day, 8am – Noon HOWLpharetta Ghost Tour, 8:30pm, downtown Alpharetta, tickets must be purchased in advance, Alpharetta Farmers Market, downtown Alpharetta, 8:30am – 1pm, Grilling and Gridiron Tail Gate Party downtown Alpharetta at 2pm, UGA v South Carolina game, grilling stations,

Live Music at 850F Bar Pizza Grill,

18 Thursday

Recycled Masterpiece Creative Playground at the Alpharetta Arts Center at Crabapple, 10:30am, little artists will create pieces of a recycled playground, Alpharetta Food Truck Alley, 5-9pm, downtown Alpharetta,

19 Friday

Mother and Son Fun Night, 5:308pm at the Alpharetta Community Center food, drinks and activities, $10 for Milton residents, $15 for non-residents,

20 Saturday

European Market on Milton Avenue, Treasures Under The Big Tent, Milton Avenue across

HOWLpharetta Ghost Tour, 8:30pm, downtown Alpharetta, tickets must be purchased in advance, Alpharetta Farmers Market, downtown Alpharetta, 8:30am – 1pm,

21 Sunday

European Market on Milton Avenue, Treasures Under The Big Tent, Milton Avenue across from Alpharetta city Hall, 11am,,

22 Monday

Better Together Meeting at Bethwell Community Center, 6pm,

24 Wednesday

Live Music at 850F Bar Pizza Grill, The Bowman girls! Local, Milton Mompreneur Megan Bowman, and her three precious daughters were photographed by Milton Mompreneur Ashley Blencoe ( at the nearby sunflower fields!

14 Sunday

Garden Dinner Series at Milton’s Cuisine and Cocktails, $125pp includes tax and gratiuity, seated 4 course dinner with wine, tours of garden with grower Peter Kohm, reserve your seat for this amazing, oneof-a-kind (our Editor’s Choice!!!!),

25 Thursday

Alpharetta Food Truck Alley, 5-9pm, downtown Alpharetta,

27 Saturday

HOWLpharetta Ghost Tour, 8:30pm, downtown Alpharetta, tickets must be purchased in advance,

15 Monday

City of Milton Police Golf Invitational at Atlanta National Golf Club, 9am shotgun start, policegolf

Alpharetta Farmers Market, downtown Alpharetta, 8:30am – 1pm, awesomealpharetta. com

17 Wednesday

Saint Practice Day at Olde Blind Dog in Crabapple, live concert, $4 pints and activities to practice for Saint Patrick’s Day,

28 Sunday

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Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails BBQ & Blues Sunday, 5-9pm, BBQ menu, craft beer, live music,



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My cousin Kevin was studying to become a monk in Ohio when he was younger. He decided against this choice, but does make sure he attends a silent retreat at the monastery twice a year. He gave his Aunt Claire (my mother) this prayer by Thomas Merton; and I loved it so much I decided to included it on the “pray page” for this issue! (The “pray page” is the last page of every magazine we publish). I hope you enjoy it, too! RG My LORD God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself; and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you. And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing. I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire. And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road, though I may know nothing about it. Therefore I will trust you always. I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone. THOMAS MERTON -Thoughts in Solitude

Bowman Development Solutions, p45 Bruno Construction, p15 City of Milton, p20 Clear Life Results, p19 Crabapple Beds & Bones, p43 Guardian Angels Sitters, p4 Katie Brinkman-Coldwell Banker, Inside Back Cover Kay Strabrowski- Keller Williams Realty, p25 Kyle & Amanda Kinsey-Keller Williams Realty, p25 Lift Yoga Therapy, p24 La Casa Italian Restaurant, p17 Main Event Entertainment, p7 Milton Chiropractic, p21 Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails, p9 Mini Maid of Alpharetta, p31 North Fulton School of Music, p30 Nothing Bundt Cakes, p17 Premier Indoor Comfort HVAC, p53 Raisin’s Ranch Pony Parties, p54 Rand Realty, p3 Reid Casey Team - Keller Williams Realty, Back Cover

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Milton Magazine Fall 2014  

Milton Magazine is a local lifestyle publication covering the good people in Milton, Georgia and downtown Alpharetta, in zip codes 30004 and...

Milton Magazine Fall 2014  

Milton Magazine is a local lifestyle publication covering the good people in Milton, Georgia and downtown Alpharetta, in zip codes 30004 and...